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“My Mother’s Columbines” Keepsake Box and Tile for Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Warm mornings and birds singing, when the columbines grow tall and bloom, that’s one of my favorite things about my spring garden. The pink columbines in the photo below were ones I transplanted from my mother’s garden to mine. If your mother was anything like mine, giving her something flowery was a perfect Mother’s Day […]

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Stylish Recycling, “Tea for Tulips” Vintage Cigar Box Keepsake

These cigar boxes are the old-style cardboard type, the ones we probably all grew up with around the house, holding photos and hardware and handkerchiefs. As you would expect these boxes are gently worn, in varying states of wear and tear, written on, watermarked, with holes from thumbtacks and dinged up corners and warped lids, […]

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A Gift for the Gardener, “The Perfect Place” Keepsake Box

A gardener can use it to hold seed packets, gloves and small tools, or small books and notes to have handy when planning the garden, and look at the summery sun-splashed bench, roses and larkspur when it’s snowing outside. It’s perfect as the box to hold a gift, or as the gift itself. You can […]

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“Columbines” Keepsake Box and Tile for Planning the Garden

Warm mornings and birds singing, when the columbines grow tall and bloom, that’s one of my favorite things about my spring garden.Here are some columbines in my garden. While it’s still cold, frozen and snow-covered here’s a way to make it feel like spring again—a keepsake to stash your garden seeds or gloves or even […]

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Keepsake Box, Impressionist Cats Cube

I’ve always been inspired by the Impressionist painters from sketches to paintings, and after working myself into a very realistic style to begin my cat painting career I loosened up by studying Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Degas and van Gogh as well as the styles of others, visualizing my own inspirations in the light and color. […]

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My Mother’s Columbines Keepsake

My columbines aren’t blooming yet but they will be soon, and I can’t wait. I’ve always loved these unique flowers in all their color combinations and thoroughly enjoyed painting the original watercolor I used on this keepsake box. This box has my painting “My Mother’s Columbines” on the top, painted with deep forest green and […]

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“The Perfect Place” Keepsake Box, a Gift for the Gardener

Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped. Use it to hold seed packets, or your own collection of heritage seeds, gloves and small tools, or small books and notes to have handy when planning next year’s garden so […]

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22 Cats Keepsake Box for Very Special Cat Things

For years I’ve looked at collages of cats on fabric and wrapping paper and notepaper and storage boxes. This pattern is a collage of all 16 portraits—22 cats in all—included in my Great Rescues Day Book. I’ve painted portraits of pets since 1992 and I’d always wanted to publish them somehow, and since most are […]

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A Gift for the Gardener, “The Perfect Place” Keepsake Box

Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped. Use it to hold seed packets, or your own collection of heritage seeds, gloves and small tools, or small books and notes to have handy when planning next year’s garden so […]

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A Purrfect Gift Box or a Gift In Itself, After Dinner Nap Keepsake Box

“The face that launched a thousand portraits,” my Stanley, the feline mascot of my business, appearing on my business card and brochure cover. As I set up the pages for this site I sat back and thought about possibly using another piece of artwork as my signature for the site. This keepsake has my painting […]

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